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Just about 25 miles north of Perth along the Swan River are the vine-draped hills of the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail. This 20-mile trail loops the state's oldest wine region. In fact, wines have flowed this swath of the country since 1834. These days, it's best known for its chenin blanc, verdelho, shiraz and petit verdot found at wineries, such as Pinelli Estate Wines and Faber Vineyard, among several dozen others.

Recent visitors said the trail was a lovely accompaniment to a Perth vacation. Some recommended stopping in the other establishments along the trail too, including the chocolate and honey shops. 

The Swan Valley is just a 25-minute drive north of central Perth, and many visitors choose to take a self-guided tour of the 20-some-mile Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail. Although the route is well-marked, you can pick up a map at the Swan Valley Visitor Centre in Guilford to pick your stops. There are more than 150 wineries, breweries, cafes and restaurants to choose from. Although the Swan Valley is free is explore via car, foot, or bike, wine tastings will cost a small fee. For more information, visit the wine region's website

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